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4458: Plasminogen Activity [4458] Print View
Plasminogen Activity   65 - 176  % 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma Citrated 2 (1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

The precursor of plasmin is plasminogen, plasmin lyses fibrin clots. Activity is increased in pregnancy and as an acute phase reactant. Rare hereditary deficiency of plasminogen predisposes to venous thrombosis. Low activity is associated with DIC, liver disease, and increased risk of thrombosis.

2 mL (1.0 mL) plasma collected in 3.2% sodium citrate (lt. blue-top)
tube.

Do not thaw. Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable. Refer to Quest
Diagnostics Nichols Institute Directory of Services under Specimen
Collection section, Coagulation Testing for further information on
specimen processing.
Setup Schedule
Wednesday

Reported (Analytical Time)
2 days

CPT Code
85420

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
METHODOLOGY: Chromogenic Substrate

REJECTION CRITERIA: Thawed specimen, Received room temperature, Received refrigerated, Hemolysis.






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